Templates

View a variety of templates and examples which can be used and adapted by charities and their advisers to suit their specific needs. These examples are intended as a guide only.

Example clauses and governing documents

Template rules for a charitable unincorporated association (3/03/2016)
This template is designed to help a small unincorporated association with charitable purposes to create a suitable governing document.

Template governing documents (18/02/2016)
Information about the different template governing documents available for charities, such as model rules from state and territory incorporating regulators.

Template - Governing documents in Acts of Parliament or canon law (17/07/2015)
Template: Governing documents in Acts of Parliament or canon law

Template constitution for a charitable purpose company limited by guarantee (8/12/2014)
This template is designed to help a charitable, not-for-profit company limited by guarantee create a suitable governing document.

Examples of charitable purposes (7/10/2014)
Some examples of charitable purpose clauses that you can use as a guide when you are required to write down the purpose of your charity.

Governance templates

Template register of interests (18/11/2015)
Template register of interest.

Template conflict of interest policy (18/11/2015)
Managing conflicts of interest - A guide for charity board members.

Annual report template (17/09/2015)
Use this template to develop a report on your charity's activities for the past year.

Annual general meeting agenda template (28/11/2014)
Template agenda for an annual general meeting.

Annual general meeting minutes template (28/11/2014)
Template minutes for an annual general meeting.

Annual general meeting notice template (28/11/2014)
Template notice for an annual general meeting.

Meeting minutes template (28/11/2014)
Template minutes for a meeting of a governing body.

Meeting agenda template (28/11/2014)
Use this template to set an agenda for a meeting of a governing body.

Responsible persons templates

Letter of appointment for responsible persons template (28/11/2014)
Template letter of appointment for responsible persons that explains the duties under governance standard 5.

Declaration for responsible persons template (8/04/2015)
Template declaration for responsible persons that confirms that they are not disqualified under governance standard 4.

Responsible persons details template (15/02/2016)
A template to collect the information required to notify the ACNC of changes to your responsible persons on the Charity Portal.

Finance templates

Responsible persons declaration (19/02/2015)
This is the declaration to be signed by the responsible people of the charity under section 60.15 of the ACNC Regulation 2013.

Transitional financial report template - medium charity (19/02/2015)
The templates include the financial information questions in the 2014 Annual Information Statement and notes to take to your auditor to either review or audit.

Example disclosure - comparative information not included in the 2015 financial report (13/10/2015)
Example disclosure: comparative information not included in the 2015 financial report

Transitional financial report template - large charity (4/02/2016)
The templates include the financial information questions in the 2014 Annual Information Statement and notes to take to your auditor to either review or audit.

Audit and review reports templates (29/03/2017)
These templates are designed for use by auditors and were developed with the assistance of the Australian Auditing and Assurance Standards Board

External resources

Indigenous Governance Toolkit - Reconciliation Australia and the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute.